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verb (used with object), sil·ver-plat·ed, sil·ver-plat·ing.
  1. to coat (base metal) with silver, especially by electroplating.
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silver plate

  1. silver tableware.
  2. a coating of silver, especially one electroplated on base metal.
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Origin of silver plate

First recorded in 1520–30
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Historical Examples

  • And how came it that all this silver-plate had found its way into my pockets?

    Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 461


  • From sedan chairs to silver-plate their style was the vogue.

  • His desires, however, were not limited to silver-plate engraving.

  • We forge the nickel for the pivot and capstan, and we silver-plate it ourselves.

    Chance in Chains

    Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

  • The three thousand francs were gone, with the silver-plate and the trinkets.

British Dictionary definitions for silver-plate

silver plate

  1. a thin layer of silver deposited on a base metal
  2. articles, esp tableware, made of silver plate
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verb silver-plate
  1. (tr) to coat (a metal, object, etc) with silver, as by electroplating
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